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VOCABULARY ROUND-UP

New York Times, Sunday, October 19, 1947

Author:
Alice Cook
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 50 Grid is asymmetric.
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 78-Across clue had comma after underscore; changed to period.

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© 1947, The New York TimesNo. 297
Across
1. Reserved. : ALOOF
6. Bodies politic. : STATES
12. Recently deceased Senator. : BILBO
17. Breaches. : GAPS
21. Pietermaritzburg is its capital. : NATAL
22. Of a form of government. : TOTALITARIAN
24. Vivid or confused view. : RIOT
25. President of Brazil. : DUTRA
26. G-2. : INTELLIGENCE
27. Mountain in Greece. : OSSA
28. Before. : ERE
29. Cause to vibrate. : THRILL
31. Youths. : LADS
32. Kaltenbrunner's boss. : HIMMLER
34. Girl's name. : SARA
36. Opposite to the wind. : ALEE
37. Italian coin. : LIRA
38. Strata. : LAYERS
39. Invent. : DEVISE
41. Each one among a number. : HEAD
42. One of David's mighty men. : ZELEK
44. Seeming. : APPARENT
47. Brenner ___. : PASS
48. June bug. : DOR
49. Most important hours. : NOONS
53. Wandering. : ROAMING
54. Utmost. : BEST
55. City of N. E. Oklahoma. : VINITA
57. Female kangaroo. : DOE
58. Carrier of typhus fever. : LOUSE
59. Girl's name. : META
60. Town near Nazareth. : CANA
61. Queerest. : ODDEST
63. Bore. : IRK
64. Piercer. : GORER
66. Airfield near Norfolk, Va. : LANGLEY
68. Rocks containing metal. : ORES
69. Drivers of dog teams. : SLEDGERS
72. Labor too assiduously. : OVERDO
74. What David did to Goliath. : SLEW
76. People of Near East country. : SYRIANS
77. Squeezes. : SPONGES
78. "The ___."—Hemingway. : KILLERS
82. I forbid. : VETO
83. One of America's most important crops. : COTTON
84. Newest nation. : PAKISTAN
85. Balkan dictator. : TITO
88. Parts of shoes. : INSOLES
90. City near Montpelier, Vt. : BARRE
92. Hurry. : HIE
93. ___ Christie. : AGATHA
95. Daughter of Nyx. : ERIS
96. Mexican coin. : PESO
97. Edict. : UKASE
99. In favor of. : FOR
100. Desires to possess. : ENVIES
102. Trees. : FIRS
103. Essential character in murder story. : CORONER
105. Dragnet. : TRAWL
107. Conjunction. : AND
108. Jutting rock. : CRAG
109. Bicameral body. : CONGRESS
110. She fell from the ram with the golden fleece, into the sea. : HELLE
112. Charley ___, sleuth. : CHAN
113. Wealthy. : MONIED
114. 2,000 mi. river of Brazil and Argentina. : PARANA
117. Poison plant of bean family. : LOCO
118. Preposition. : ONTO
119. A city of Judah. : AMAM
123. Vie with. : EMULATE
125. Moss ___. : HART
126. Plunders. : RAVENS
128. Character in "Arabian Nights." : ALI
129. Stir up. : RILE
130. What Brewster's committee does. : INVESTIGATES
133. English race course. : ASCOT
135. Fabulous demon: Var. : OGER
136. Recurring problem. : UNEMPLOYMENT
137. Laughing. : RIANT
138. Drowses. : NODS
139. Tangles. : MATS
140. Defiles. : ENMIRES
141. Owosso's native son. : DEWEY
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1. Where Mt. Sorata is. : ANDES
2. Petrarch's lady. : LAURA
3. Web-footed carnivore. : OTTER
4. Rower. : OAR
5. Shallow box for seedlings. : FLAT
6. Burgh in central Scotland. : STIRLING
7. Classiest. : TONIEST
8. Socialist leader. : ATTLEE
9. Chinese money. : TAEL
10. Measure of length. : ELL
11. Most foolish. : SILLIEST
12. Irak's capital. : BAGDAD
13. Provokes to anger. : IRES
14. Waterfall: Scot. : LIN
15. Famous organist (1685–1750). : BACH
16. Awarded Nobel Prize for literature, 1938. : ONEILL
17. U. N. personage. : GROMYKO
18. Passage. : AISLE
19. Stumper. : POSER
20. Hollywood specialties. : STARS
23. Coronets. : TIARAS
30. New ___. : HAVEN
33. Bacchante. : MAENAD
35. Information Please standby. : ADAMS
37. Sacred City of Tibet. : LHASA
40. City of N. E. Pennsylvania. : ERIE
42. Pertaining to special regions. : ZONAL
43. J. Lincoln's "Captain ___." : ERI
44. Disraeli on the screen. : ARLISS
45. Badly. : POORLY
46. Communist boss of Rumania. : PAUKER
47. Where the Inter-American Defense Treaty was agreed upon. : PETROPOLIS
48. Sheep-killing dogs of Australia. : DINGOS
50. Stettin's river. : ODER
51. Pry. : NOSE
52. Parts of a tennis match. : SETS
54. Symbol of busyness. : BEE
55. Delegate to Inter-American Defense Conference. : VANDENBERG
56. Diminutive. : TOYLIKE
59. Title: Abbr. : MRS
60. Shipload. : CARGO
62. Filaments of feathers. : DOWLS
64. Wildflower. : GENTIAN
65. ___ Welles. : ORSON
66. Seasons of self-denial. : LENTS
67. Glacial ridge. : ESKAR
70. Piece of sod used for thatching. : DIVOT
71. Go: Scot. : GAE
73. Politician's greatest concern. : VOTES
75. High priest. : ELI
77. Won points. : SCORED
79. Gas from petroleum. : ETHANE
80. Increases in pay. : RAISES
81. Derisive grimaces. : SNEERS
84. In favor of. : PRO
85. Co-author of the labor bill. : TAFT
86. ___ Stravinsky. : IGOR
87. Where early kings of Ireland lived. : TARA
89. Troyes' river. : SEINE
91. Fool. : ASS
94. Where Samuel Ford is governor. : HELENA
96. What Cristofori made. : PIANO
97. Push. : URGE
98. High-ranking cinema director. : KORDA
101. ___ Peterson, Governor of Nebraska. : VAL
102. Part. : FRACTION
103. Competitions. : CONTESTS
104. Vegetable. : ONION
106. Boats of a special kind. : WHALERS
108. What one does on a frabjous day. : CHORTLE
109. Assemble. : CONVENE
111. Ancient country of Italy. : LATIUM
112. Fastening. : CLASP
113. Digger of a defensive ditch. : MOATER
114. Mme. Eva ___. : PERON
115. Friend, in Latin America. : AMIGO
116. Decided. : RULED
120. American parrot. : MACAW
121. Without equal. : ALONE
122. Danny Kaye. : MITTY
124. Town in Sicily. : ENNA
125. Restricts. : HEMS
126. Branches. : RAMI
127. Red agate. : SARD
131. Marcher in New York's Aug. 30 parade. : VET
132. Place to take exercise. : GYM
134. Pronoun: German. : SIE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 40 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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